Importance of Patient Education in the Early Recognition of STEMI
Contact Hours Awarded: 1
Author: Morgan Curry
An acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) continues to be a significant health problem in the United States and throughout the world. Despite this, there has been a steady decline in the mortality rate from STEMI over the last several decades. A STEMI is a high-risk condition in which survival and other clinical outcomes are significantly impacted by reducing the time from vessel occlusion to coronary blood flow restoration. Thus, it is crucial for health care providers to educate their patients in recognizing and identifying early symptoms of a STEMI to improve outcomes and mortality.
- Recommendations for Management Prior to Occurrence
- Interventions to Reduce Risk
- Patient Education for Early Recognition
- STEMI Onset
- Silent, yet Deadly
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In this course we will discuss the importance of patient education in the early recognition of STEMI. It will take the average learner 60 minutes to complete.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Define risk factors for CHD.
- Define what a STEMI is and the importance of early recognition of symptoms on patient outcomes.
- Define primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
- Identify different interventions to reduce risk of STEMI.
- List the signs and symptoms of an MI.
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Requirement for Completion
- Enrollment in the course by the learner
- Read and learn all course materials
- Complete the course evaluation
- Attest and testify learning of the course materials
Accreditations + Approvals
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
- California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
- Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
- Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
- New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
- Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)
Conflict of Interest Statement
Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.
Course Expires on: April 08, 2024
Course Offering: 46